- National Weather Service: Western Washington Outlook, Cascades Snow
- Toledo School District: Educational Support Professionals week
- You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Hipsters Look Alike, Swallowed By Whale
- Governor Jay Inslee: March 10 - 16 Declared AmeriCorps Week
- FDA Statement: Request For Funding - eCigarettes, Food Safety, US Blood Supply
- FDA Update: Connection Between Dog Food Ingredients & Canine Heart Disease
- IGLOO Coolers: Safety Alert Issued; Latch Trapped PA Boy, Released Unhurt
- LCSO: Press Release - Investigation Into Officer Involved Shooting Continues
- WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners: Workshops - Blueberry Care, Start Veggies
- Lewis County Permaculture: Tiny House Bill Passes Senate
- Ask Ethan: If The Universe Ends In A Big Crunch, Will All Of Space Recollapse?
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
- Today: Uke Lessons
- Toledo High School: Athletics Week March 11 - 16
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
National Weather Service Seattle WA: Wetter Weather Returns Today
Toledo School District posted:
This week is Educational Support Professionals week. We pause this week to thank all of the classified support people in our district: Paraprofessionals, Social Interventionist and Groundskeepers. Our kids and facilities are better because of you! Thank you!
Plus: Thanks to our Maintenance Director, Mike Ross who wrote and was funded $3,500 for an orbital floor machine. This will reduce injuries and increase quality and efficiency of stripping and waxing floors in the district
You Can’t Make This Stuff Up:
Man Inadvertently Proves That Hipsters Look Alike By Mistaking Photo As Himself
Right after the article was published, MIT Technology Review promptly received an email from someone who claimed he was the man in the photo and hadn't given his consent. He accused the publication of slandering him and threatened legal action
Man is caught by a whale - and lives to tell the tale
He said: "I was busy concentrating on the sharks because you want to know if the shark is in front of you or behind you, left or right, so we were very focused on the sharks and their behaviour - then suddenly it got dark."
Michigan man receives congratulatory telegram 50 years later
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A man who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969 has finally received a congratulatory telegram from family friends that was sent more than 50 years ago.
U.S. Department of Agriculture toasts:
FDA report: March 11, 2019 - Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on Administration’s request for new FDA funding to continue to advance robust regulatory framework for oversight of e-cigarettes, prevent youth access and initiation; and harness innovation to advance the safety of food, compounded drugs, U.S. blood supply
Excerpt: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration holds critical responsibilities for ensuring the safety, effectiveness and security of human and animal drugs, biological products and medical devices; as well as ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics and radiation-emitting products; and regulating tobacco products. Advances in medical science, product manufacturing, nutrition and digital technologies give us new ways to advance our mission to protect and promote public health, delivering more of the benefits of innovation and market competition to patients in a safe and timely manner. These same opportunities give us additional tools to secure our fundamental consumer protection mission...
I want to provide some highlights on some of the high priority initiatives that we seek to fund…
FDA Provides Update on Investigation into Potential Connection Between Certain Diets and Cases of Canine Heart Disease
Excerpt: The FDA first alerted the public about this investigation in July 2018. Since then, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has taken a multi-pronged approach to the investigation, collaborating with a variety of components of the animal health sector to collect and evaluate information about the DCM cases and the diets pets ate prior to becoming ill…
For details about the number of reports, visit the DCM Investigation webpage.
In cases in which dogs ate a single primary diet (i.e., didn’t eat multiple food products, excluding treats), 90 percent reported feeding a grain-free food. Approximately 10 percent reported feeding a food containing grains and some of these diets were vegan or vegetarian.
A large proportion of the reported diets in DCM cases – both grain-free and grain-containing – contained peas and/or lentils in various forms (whole, flour, protein, etc.) as a main ingredient (listed within the first 10 ingredients, before vitamins and minerals).
The products included commercially available kibble, canned and raw foods, as well as home-cooked diets...
The FDA continues to encourage pet owners and veterinary professionals to report both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases of dogs suspected to have DCM connected to diet by using the electronic Safety Reporting Portal or calling their state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators. Please see the link below about “How to Report a Pet Food Complaint" for additional instructions. The FDA will continue to provide updates on the progress of this investigation and will alert the public about significant developments.
IGLOO Issues Safety Alert
March 8, 2019
Dear Valued Igloo Customer,
We stand behind the quality of our products, and because your safety and satisfaction are our top priority, we wanted to let you know that we are voluntarily recalling the Igloo® Marine Elite coolers. This recall concerns only those Igloo® Marine Elite coolers with stainless-steel ability to lock latches sold under the item numbers listed below:
- Igloo® Marine Elite 72 quart; Item #00049375
- Igloo® Marine Elite 54 quart; Item #00049374
- Igloo® Marine Elite 94 quart; Item #00049574
- Igloo® Marine Elite 110 quart; Item #00034108
- Igloo® Marine Elite 150 quart; Item #00049573
- Igloo® Lockable Latch; Item #00020087
Once removed, please discard the old stainless-steel latches.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused you. Our goal is to do everything we can to get you back out on the water using and loving your Igloo cooler.
Igloo Products Corp.
*Igloo recalls coolers after 5-year-old gets trapped inside one
Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed:
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners - Free Workshops:
Blueberry Care & Hands-On Pruning
March 16, 2019; 10:00AM
Providence Place Demonstration Garden
350 SE Washington Ave., Chehalis
Selection, care & hands on pruning of blueberries in the PNW
Getting The Vegetable Garden Started
March 23, 2019; 10:00AM
Salkum Library Demonstration Garden
2480 U.S. Highway 12, Salkum
Become A Master Gardener!
A 12-month program which includes on-line learning and once-a-month, face-to-face classes, workshops and field trips held on the third Tuesday of each month from 9 am to 4 pm with a 1 hour lunch break. To become a "certified" WSU Extension Master Gardener, trainees must complete all the training requirements and a minimum of 60 hours of volunteer service in the program within a 12-month period.
Annual Plant Sale: The next plant sale will be 18 - 19 May 2019.
Lewis County Sheriff's Office
Press Release: 03-11-19 Investigation into Deputy Involved Fatal Shooting Continues
Here’s the bill’s definition:
“Tiny house” and “tiny house with wheels” means a dwelling to be used as permanent housing with permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation built in accordance with the 2018 International Resident Code Appendix Q....
Ethan Siegel wrote: Ask Ethan: If The Universe Ends In A Big Crunch, Will All Of Space Recollapse?
“When you describe the Big Crunch, you talk about a race between gravity and the expansion of space. It’s not clear to me that if gravity wins that race, whether space stops expanding, or simply that the matter in space stops expanding. I’d love to hear your explanation of this.”
The Universe is expanding, and we can confirm this by looking at the relationship between how redshifted a galaxy’s light is compared with how far away it is from us. But if these galaxies, at some point in the far future, stop being redshifted and start moving closer and closer to us again, does that necessarily mean that the fabric of space is contracting? Is all of space necessarily recollapsing? Or could the galaxies simply be moving towards us, owing to some massive attraction, while the fabric of space doesn’t recollapse at all? Does a Big Crunch necessarily equate to a recollapsing Universe?
Even though we don’t know whether dark energy will reverse itself or not, we do know the answer to this question, and yes, a Big Crunch does mean recollapse! Find out why on this edition of Ask Ethan.
Send in your Ask Ethan questions to startswithabang at gmail dot com!
Seriously, the next time you’re inclined to take issue with the way kids sports are managed, read this post from Toledo Girls Softball Association:
Toledo Girls Softball Association
March 10 at 11:12 PM ·
UPDATE: Hello Softball Parentals,
We have currently finished rosters and coaches should have them by tomorrow morning. So please expect to be hearing from coaches soon. Most coaches met with me today to get signed up for field time and information needed to get started.
As there has been some confusion on how start dates get pushed off and do not always happen on time and why we urge people to make signup dates...
When we closed the last signup we had approximately 10-12 players signed up in each age division. Which literally is every presidents dream to have perfect numbers... 10-12 or 20-24 per age group... you get either one good sized team or you get two good sized teams.(Which by the way in my 12+ years has never happened). And after final signups rolls on we get phone calls and messages from parents hoping we can still accept players... and as a parent and president I want every girl wanting to play to get a spot... so this year I think we collected close to 30-35 signups after our 3 signup dates. Which added almost 5-8 girls per age group... that leaves 15-19(ish) girls per age group. So this means we have too many on one team (which some towns have to do) or we try to split and make two teams, which really isn't enough. We need to go out and try to find a couple more for each age group or turn girls away or have one huge team. And sometimes it does work out to move girls up a age division to lessen or fill where needed. This also means keeping some coaches on standby not knowing where players will land or if we need to start asking each parent to fill a coaches spot. Countless hours are spent trying to make sure team sizes are the best for players. With large team numbers, each player gets less time on the field. But when we can split them down, each player will get more field time. Which also brings up another important reminder to parents and how important it is to make scheduled team stuff. If your players team was split down to 10 players and two people don't show up to practice, it hinders running a full field practice and what they need to know on game day. And if your short two players on game day you technically have to forfeit. Most Lewis County league coaches will let you play but it hurts the other girls that are trying to do double time on the field where there are empty spots and the field is not meant to be covered that way.
I hope this answers questions for future years when things don't start as planned. There are so many hours spent behind the scenes making seasons happen for players to get out onto the field. Field maintenance and supply's, jerseys and sweatshirt orders, equipment that needs sorted and updated, insurance and waivers to be updated so girls can be on the fields, Toledo softball board/coaches meetings, Lewis County League meetings, building league schedules... and really the list goes on...
Thank you for taking the time to read this as it explains the crazy that comes with the season for all our little lady Indians to have a great season,
Christi Marcil (President)
Lewis County Fire District #2 Toledo Washington posted:
FIRST AID / CPR CLASS March 16, 2019
Not Strictly Toledo: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis county and South Thurston county.
Today: Ukulele Lessons
All skill levels welcome
Cafeteria @ Tribal Housing
107 Spencer Road
Wednesday: Toledo Senior Center Silent Auction deadline 3 PM. Last chance to make sure yours is the winning bid on your next favorite thing.
City of Toledo announcement: Planning Commission Vacancy
The City of Toledo is seeking one person to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission acts as an advisory body to the City Council on all land use, and comprehensive planning issues. The Commission is specifically responsible for providing recommendations on subdivisions, zoning, annexation requests, reviewing and approving conditional use permits, approving business license, and is an integral part of the implementation of the Growth Management Act. The vacancy must be filled by a citizen of the corporate City limits of Toledo. All candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old and a registered voter.
If you are interested in the vacancy on the Toledo Planning Commission, please submit a letter of interest to:
Mayor Steve Dobosh
City of Toledo
PO Box 236
Toledo, Washington 98591
Or drop off a letter at Toledo City Hall, 130 North Second Street, Toledo. If you have additional questions regarding this vacancy, contact Toledo City Hall at (360) 864-4564.
City of Toledo
Toledo High School Sports - March 2019
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Vision:TOLEDO reminder: Coming soon! If you have something BIG you want to announce or share, contact Mike Morgan 360-864-4342.
March 14: Common Ground Toledo meeting @ TES
March 16: Blueberry or Strawberry Pancake Breakfast @ Cowlitz Prairie Grange
March 21: Toledo BIG Community Meeting @ Toledo Middle School
March 23: Third Annual Seed Swap @ Toledo Community Library
March 23: Afternoon at the Easel @ Toledo New Life Assembly
March 23: Classic Meatloaf Dinner & Magic Show @ Toledo Senior Center
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
April 27: Fundraiser - Silent Auction & Music for Gayle Homes @ Donna’s Place
May 4: Katie’s Kids Breakfast @ Toledo High School
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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